By John Sandford
"Barns, the chairman, seemed round the room and acknowledged, 'Okay. we will do that. let's have a look at a exhibit of fingers. it truly is unanimous, or it is criminal. can we kill Clancy Conley?'
"They all appeared round at one another, every one of them reluctant to head first. Then the fats guy raised his hand, after which Kerns, after which the remainder of them.
"'It's unanimous,' Barns said."
In southeast Minnesota, down at the Mississippi, a college board assembly is coming to an finish. The board chairman broadcasts that the remainder of the assembly can be closed, because of team of workers matters. "Issues" is right. The thought up for a vote ahead of them is whether or not to authorize the killing of a neighborhood reporter. There aren't any votes opposed to.
Meanwhile, round the corner, Virgil plant life helps out a chum via having a look right into a dognapping, which seems becoming whatever a lot larger and uglier -- a group of dognappers delivering clinical labs -- while he will get a decision from Lucas Davenport. A murdered physique has been chanced on -- and the sufferer is a neighborhood reporter...
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